EDC-MixRisk project will organize a session “Integrating epidemiology and experimental toxicology to understand the risk of endocrine disrupting chemical mixtures on children” at the EUROTOX 2018 Congress which takes place in Brussels, 2-5 September 2018. Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and potential EDCs are found in various materials such as personal care products, pesticides, metals, additives […]

EDC-MixRisk will organize its Steering Committee meeting in Milan, Italy, 12-13 December 2017. The meeting will be hosted by the Italian project partner, European Institute of Oncology (IEO), and it will gather all Principal Investigators of the project to discuss the overall progress and potential challenges. Particularly, the purpose of the meeting is to discuss […]

Meet our EDC-MixRisk scientists working behind the scenes and learn more about their work. This time Maria Jönsson is in the spotlight. She is an assistant professor, group leader and PI in the Uppsala University, Environmental Toxicology unit. The primary objective of her research group is to examine developmental effects of chemicals in vertebrates in […]

PhD student Iuliia Savchuk, who is involved in the EDC-MixRisk project, defended her thesis 13 October 2017 in Astrid Lindgren´s Children Hospital, Stockholm. The title of her thesis is “Diverse effects of endocrine-disruptive chemicals on Leydig and adrenocortical cell steroidogenesis in humans and rodents”. The aim of the thesis was to examine the impact of […]

We are exposed to multiple chemicals that make their way into the environment through several routes. Hormonal disruptive effects of many of these chemicals have been reported in experimental and/or epidemiological studies. Most of these disruptive effects have, however, been reported as an individual chemical rather than a mixture. Research group led by Prof. Barbara […]

Phthalates are widely used in industrial and personal care products, including fragrances, shampoos, soaps, plastics, paints and some pesticides. Phthalates belong to a highly abundant group of semi-persistent EDCs that have been associated with reproductive dysfunction in humans, particularly in males. The anti-androgenic and / or anti-estrogenic effects of different phthalates esters have been shown […]

National Institute for Health and Welfare in Finland, THL, has analysed persistent organic pollutants (POPs) from samples of the two large pregnancy cohorts, SELMA and Life Child. POPs are organic chemical compounds which bioaccumulate in animals and humans. They include both 1) intentionally produced chemicals that are currently or were once used in agriculture, disease […]

Prof. Wieland Kiess, a partner in EDC-MixRisk project, is one of the main authors of the recently published research paper which has brought attention to the issue of Endocrine Disruptive Chemicals (EDCs) in Germany. The article, entitled in English “Endocrine disruptors: Evidence from epidemiological studies necessitates a critical review of model systems”, was published in […]

EDC-MixRisk was represented by Dr. Mattias Öberg (Karolinska Institutet/Swetox) at the WHO Chemical Risk Assessment Network meeting that was organized in Parma, Italy 20-22 June 2017. The meeting, hosted by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), assembled 83 top organizations within the field of chemical risk assessment from all regions world wide. Development of a […]